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An '''author''' is narrowly defined as the originator of any written work and can thus also be described as a writer (with any distinction primarily being an implication that an author is a writer of one or more major works, such as books or plays). More broadly defined, an author is "the person who originated or gave existence to anything" and whose authorship determines responsibility for what was created. [A compilation of the bibliographies and short biographies of notable authors up to 1974.] The more specific phrase '''published author''' refers to an author (especially but not necessarily of books) whose work has been independently accepted for publication by a reputable publisher , versus a self-publishing author or an unpublished one .
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19,823
texts
152
audio
56
images
45
movies
4
data
2
software
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Topics & Subjects
402
bub_upload
316
Economics
283
English language
280
Economics/Management Science
229
American Civil War
215
Confederate States of America. Army
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Collection
16,794
American Libraries
2,500
The Library of Congress
2,433
The Medical Heritage Library
2,197
US National Library of Medicine
1,977
NLM Medicine in the Americas
1,162
Boston Public Library
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Creator
283
pennsylvania. department of public instruction, corporate author.
200
confederate states of america. adjutant and inspector-general's office, author
76
shakespeare, william, 1564-1616
75
author
68
pennsylvania. department of public instruction, corporate author
66
deane, walter,1848-1930,author
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Language
16,301
English
1,386
French
1,002
German
368
Italian
274
Spanish
121
Latin
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